A superb save from Pickford, denying Xherdan Shaqiri in the closing moments, ensured Rooney wasn't denied his winning return. The reception they gave me was fantastic.
The 27-year-old Senegal global has been made surplus to requirements at Goodison Park by Ronald Koeman following heavy investment into his squad over the summer. We followedStoke in pre-season, they had a lot of games.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "Everyone is fed up of friendlies, and we just all want the season to start now".
However, Keane's showing against Stoke has clearly instilled added belief in the Everton ranks, with a clean sheet another bonus from the win.
For me personally, to win a trophy at the club I've grown up supporting would be great.
The Toffees have scored 30 Premier League goals at home in 2017, more than any other side - and five more than they managed in the whole of 2016. Their only defeats came against Liverpool and Chelsea.
Meanwhile Everton striker Wayne Rooney is set to make his second Premier League debut for the Toffees after Koeman revealed that he had been selected to start this weekend.
The glow from Rooney's 199th Premier League goal was nearly erased when Fletcher went close to equalising after half-time with a stinging strike. "If you look at my team this weekend, and the bench, you can not compare it to the big six".
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